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List of the most popular artists from Poland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Polish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Polish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Caziel was a Polish artist who lived and worked in Paris during the inter-war period and who worked alongside a number of important figures of the School of Paris, including Pablo Picasso and the art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. ...more

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Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Cubism, School of Paris

Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

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Artur Żmijewski is a Polish visual artist, filmmaker and photographer. During the years of 1990-1995 he studied at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He is an author of short video movies and photography exhibitions, which were shown all over the world. Since 2006 he s artistic editor of the "Krytyka ...more

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Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Photography, Video art

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Bruno Schulz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Bruno Schulz was a Polish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher born to Jewish parents. He is regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of the 20th century. In 1938, he was awarded the Polish Academy of Literature's prestigious Golden Laurel award. Several of ...more

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Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine

Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary

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Daniel Libeskind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Daniel Libeskind is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the extension to the ...more

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Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Nationality: Poland, United States of America

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Germaine Krull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Germaine Krull, was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but she spent years in Brazil, Republic of the Congo, Thailand, and India. Described as "an especially outspoken example" of a group of early ...more

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Birthplace: Wilda, Poznań, Poznań, Poland

Nationality: Netherlands, France, Poland, Germany

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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, commonly known as "Witkacy", was a Polish writer, painter, philosopher, playwright, novelist, and photographer. ...more

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Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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Anna Molka Ahmed was a famous Pakistani artist and pioneer of fine arts in the country after its independence in 1947. She was a professor of fine arts at the University of the Punjab in Lahore. Anna Molka's father, painted in 1950 by Anna Molka ...more

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Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nationality: Poland, Pakistan, United Kingdom

Art Forms: Painting

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Stanisław Wyspiański is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Poland
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Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspiański was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted ...more

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Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau

Nationality: Poland

Art Forms: Painting

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